eBay elf-ette, who loves a Christmas party. If it's sparkly I want it :) Making toys between 9am-6pm.
Christmas is my favourite time of the year. There’s nothing I love more than getting dressed up with the girls or bringing the family together around the table on Christmas Day. But, I spend so much of my time making sure that everyone is having the best time (thoughtful gifts, chic cocktails and the best canapés – check, check, check!), that I always wake up on New Year’s Day wondering where the festivities went. This year, I’m on a mission to do less and enjoy myself more. Here are my top tips for treats you can buy to indulge yourself a little more this festive...
The Great British Bake Off Celebrations Cookbook
Boxing Day with BFFs calls for a showstopping centerpiece, so I’ll be turning to Mary, Paul and this year’s contestants for a little festive magic that I can make ahead. Who can resist a slice of 16-Layer Mocha Tart?
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Shellac Starter Kit
Freshly-manicured nails are a must, but my favourite salon is always booked out at Christmas. So, I'll be making sure my hands always look polished (and saving on my salon bill) by snapping up this Shellac starter kit - chip-free nails guaranteed for two weeks!
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Classic Christmas DVD Boxset
There's nothing better then finding a cosy spot with a box of sweet treats and tucking into a Christmas movie marathon. It not only keeps the little (and big!) family members entertained after they’ve grown tired of presents with a classic Christmas film but I also win serious brownie points for giving the parents a break. And let's face it, Miracle on 34th Street never gets old!
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A Little Black Dress
Little black dresses are my go-to when I’m hosting at home. As versatile as it is stylish, you can dress an LBD up or down with different accessories and create a whole new look. A wardrobe saviour when you’re getting ready in 10 minutes flat.
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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
My secret weapon for a super-speedy smoky eye? This foolproof eyeshadow palette is not only brimming with shades that will suit every skin tone but detailed tutorials too. Swot up before that party and you’ll be out of the door in record time!
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Hangover-busting juices aren’t the only concoction that you can whizz up in a Nutribullet blender – I’ll be using mine to create to-die-for cocktails in minutes too. Virgin mocktails all round…
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Fold-up Flat Pumps
These are an essential as far as I'm concerned. These sweet fold-up pumps are my Christmas clutch bag saviour for sore, partied-out feet. At less than £10, they make a great stocking-filler for friends too.
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Pre-Decorated and Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
When you love Christmas as much as I do, buying decorations feels like a treat but decorating is still a chore! Don’t tell anyone but this gorgeous pre-decorated and pre-lit Christmas tree is on my must-buy list this year. Hassle-free and gorgeous, what’s not to love?
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Von Shef Multi-Functional Mini Kitchen Processor
Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen when your best friends are sipping cocktails in the lounge? Not me! From salsa to pesto, this mini food processor will make canapé prep an absolute cinch.
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Two Person Chiller Picnic Hamper Basket
Christmas Eve is reserved for the man in my life. Once the presents are wrapped and ready, we’ll be tucking in to this gourmet hamper with a well-deserved glass of fizz in hand. Merry Christmas everyone!
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